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Karen Orsborn Appointed As Mental Health And Wellbeing Commission Chief Executive

Monday, 14 June 2021, 12:05 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Chair of the Commission Board, Hayden Wano, has today announced the appointment of its new Tumu Whakarae-Chief Executive for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission. Karen Orsborn steps into the Chief Executive role from 1 July after leading the Commission’s ... More >>

New blueprint for mental health unveiled

Thursday, 14 June 2012, 1:07 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission is recommending that more people should be able to access mental health and addiction services in the future, and that those who need help should receive it immediately. More >>

Mental Health Commission urges greater peer support

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 2:41 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission believes peer support needs to become a vital part of the mix of future mental health services in order to keep pace with the growing demand for treatment. More >>

Walking with the Taniwha – book launch

Thursday, 1 September 2011, 10:51 am | Mental Health Commission

The launch of Walking with the Taniwha - a brutally honest, humorous and uplifting autobiography about drug addiction and the path to recovery – will make an important contribution to the debate about mental health and addiction. More >>

National Indicators: picture of NZ mental health & addiction

Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 2:29 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission has today released a report which brings together a large amount of existing and new information to build a better picture of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. More >>

Like Minds, Like Mine

Monday, 7 March 2011, 3:50 pm | Mental Health Commission

Over recent years the responsibilities and expectations on employers around staff wellbeing have changed yet for many managers it is still an area that presents challenges. More >>

Cyclists set out to celebrate life

Monday, 10 January 2011, 2:00 pm | Mental Health Commission

Following the suicides of her second cousins, Mike and Tony*, Alison Blyth decided it was time she did something to help raise awareness around depression. People with depressive or mood disorders are at higher risk of suicide and depression is a key ... More >>

How to flourish in the festive season

Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 3:27 pm | Mental Health Commission

For many people, Christmas and New Year is a time for giving, relaxing and spending time with loved ones but for others it can be a time of loneliness and financial stress. During this time, the Mental Health Foundation is urging everyone to, not ... More >>

2011 Great Lake Relay Celebrity Ambassadors Announced

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 2:59 pm | Mental Health Commission

“The Foundation is very excited to have such inspirational New Zealanders pledge their support to help us promote mental health,” Judi Clements, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation says. “Their participation in this event supports ... More >>

Mental Health Media Grants Applications

Thursday, 1 July 2010, 1:39 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Foundation - in association with the Foundation’s Out of the Blue depression awareness campaign and Like Minds, Like Mine - is now seeking applications for the 2010 New Zealand Mental Health Media Grants. More >>

Time To Plant The Seeds Of Good Mental Health

Tuesday, 5 January 2010, 3:06 pm | Mental Health Commission

s a new gardening show is about to air, the Mental Health Foundation encourages New Zealanders to cultivate their gardening skills and improve their sense of wellbeing at the same time. More >>

Mental Health Commission welcomes youth package

Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 10:38 am | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission is fully supportive of the government’s $152 million package to create new work, education and training opportunities for unemployed young people, announced last week. “Being unable to find a job is a stressful difficult ... More >>

Commission Welcomes Addiction Booklet

Thursday, 6 November 2008, 3:42 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission welcomes publication of a new guide to addiction issues as timely and relevant. More >>

Commission Hopes Inquest Provides Answers

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 12:07 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission sends its sympathies to the family of Shane Fisher following an inquest into the Auckland man’s death. More >>

Making Time For Mental Health

Thursday, 9 October 2008, 3:58 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission is urging people to make time this week for activities that help sustain their mental health. More >>

Commission Welcomes Review

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 5:35 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission welcomes the results of an external review into the mental health services provided by Waitemata District Health Board to Auckland teenager Toran Henry, who died earlier this year. More >>

Commission Disappointed By Naming Of Staff

Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 2:36 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission is disappointed the founder of the Psychwatch website has chosen to start naming individual mental health staff. More >>

Commission Welcomes UN Convention

Friday, 5 September 2008, 5:03 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission applauds new legislation that paves the way for New Zealand to ratify an international convention on disability rights. More >>

Commission Calls For More Taser Research

Friday, 29 August 2008, 4:00 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission is keen to ensure the needs of vulnerable groups are taken into account before police officers are issued with tasers. More >>

Commission Supports Key Gathering

Thursday, 28 August 2008, 3:16 pm | Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission will talk to a key gathering of the country’s psychologists in Christchurch tomorrow about a subject dear to their hearts. More >>





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